Friday, April 18, 2014

Giving thanks!

Sitting in my NYC studio on the 29th floor...

inspired by the view...

tethered to the computer...

next to my inspiration wall...

starting a new project...

I got to thinking how fortunate I am.

And how appreciative I am for all of YOU! 

Sending thanks to each and every one of you who have supported me in my adventure in the world of art. The journey could never have happened without ya!

As a thank you, I would like to giveaway gift boxes to two different people, each filled with some of the items that I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to create...


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To be eligible for the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post. Comments will close at the end of the day on Monday 4/21 and two people will be selected using a random numbers table. Winners of the giveaway will be contacted by email, so please be sure that I have your email address.

Comments are now closed and the giveaway is complete. Congratulations to both Nickalli Braaten and Ruth Satterlee for winning!!

120 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have much to be thankful for Seth. (As we all do and it is good to be reminded of that)

Angie

(farmgirl1910(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Seth, I am so blessed to count you among my friends. You have such a kind heart and generous spirit. Your strength as an artist lies in your ability to knit together community and to celebrate what is beautiful & unique in each of us. This is why people adore you! (Okay that plus the fact that you are wickedly talented.) you deserve ever success. May it keep on coming!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Holy typos Batman! (Damn fingers!)

gem said...

As an artist in the midst of restructuring & refining my goals and business - I am thankful for an appreciate bloggers and fellow creatives like YOU who not only share your expertise and knowledge with us, but work diligently to bring us all together as a community!

Also - I think ya should modify the prize box contents to include that fab NYC studio (or, at least the view! how cool!) ;) :D

~ gem

Kim Hondel said...

I love your creativity and enjoy viewing the art you post on FB. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much seth for giving me so much enjoyment and pleasure reading your blog and seeing your wonderful work for the past few years.

amy of four corners design said...

your art is inspiring...your support is unwavering...your generosity is boundless...

Maureen said...

What a gorgeous view, Seth. What inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of just a lurker at this point so maybe I don't deserve to win. (and I don't mean that Debbie downer whiney, just master of fact!) My art is kind of murky lurky too. I have lots of supplies and inspiration, but there's that thing holding me back - fear of failure. I'm all potential right now which is pretty safe but not satisfying. Some day I'll jump in and start realizing my dreams, but only because there are amazing creative people like you sharing your dreams. Thank you. And please consider that for every person that comments there are probably at least 10 lurkers admiring from afar.
huglease@hotmail.com

Crzy Boss said...

Love your work !!! Thanx for a chance to win these great products! Sharon Bennett , busesrkool@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I find your art so inspiring, I would love to win this. My email is tracey-holmes@talktalk.net should I be fortunate enough to be chosen :-)

KP said...

You are such a lucky man to have that view to enjoy every day. Your blog is one of the first places I go each day just to see what new art you have to share with us. I just wish I lived close to the places you teach. Please keep sharing your talents with us.
clods973@comcast.net

Sharon W. said...

I guess I am lucky too: first because I have taken classes with you, and second because I already own all those things!!! So if my luck holds and I win a bundle, just pass it on.

donnaj said...

love the view, the inspiration wall and the new project you're starting~look forward to the finished product~

john said...

Ha! I love the inspiration wall and to think I have a piece on it. Each posting you give us inspiration, Seth! :-)

Stacey Heiland said...

Seth, we're blessed to have your inspiration and motivation to keep us going in our art journeys. I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet you at least year's create and am looking forward to your classes in June in Mechanicsburg, PA!

Jo Murray said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for Seth. Some people would kill for a studio on the 29th floor in New York (me, for instance). Of course I'd kill for a lot of things...your stencils being one. Silly, old (not TOO old), homicidal me.

queenb2u said...

Thanks for the continuing inspiration, Seth. I'd love to have any part of your give-away.

Lynn Hardy said...

What an amazing view - no wonder it inspires you!

Seth you are very generous, as well as a very talented artist. I kind of identify with the anonymous commenter at 12.03 pm - lots of potential and supplies, but afraid to jump in and make a start. Thank goodness for artists like yourself, who can inspire us and show us that it IS possible if we take that leap of faith!

lynnhardy56(at)sky(dot)com

marijka said...

Thanks for being so generous!

Kathryn said...

You are on the most amazing journey Seth and its not over yet . . . I believe you get what you give in this life and you give a lot.

Carol Beckx said...

I extend thanks to you too, Seth. Through reading your blog I have made many new friends.

Carol Beckx said...

Oops - carolbkx@gmail.com

Martice Smith II said...

Hi Seth! What a generous heart you have. You are marvelous and so unique. I'm blessed to be in connection with someone with a heart like yours. I believe you know just how important it is for someone as fortunate as us not to forget those who are still struggling. Your attitude and inspiration goes beyond the computer monitor, pass the facade and straight into the hearts of many people. Because of you, Seth, people are reclaiming their role as Artist!! Never stop reaching for your dreams! Keep dreaming big, my friend! THANK YOU :-D

Connie Permenter said...

Hello Seth ! Amazing giveaway , thanks so much for offering ;-) Love your Art <3

FarStarr said...

Hi Seth, I wish I had taken one of your classes at Art in You-Stamford last year. I only got to see you in passing. kepp up the great ART!
Mandy

steffi said...

Such a generous giveaway :o) I really enjoy following your works - they are inspiring!

bcap61 said...

Seth, you know how much I admire you and what you do. I never win, never. But since you don't have control over the winner (so you said), then what I say doesn't matter. So here's my comment!

Jo said...

I love that you are so willing to share, your art makes me catch my breath and I so want to touch, to feel the texture of those found and created objects. Jo xx

elle said...

tis an amazing journey that begins with a curiosity, a creative impulse and Thankfulness. May the thanks rebound back again on you. :)

Penny said...

Such a great give away, thanks for the opportunity to join in.

Teresa Abajo said...

You've worked hard for everything that you're thankful for - you're an inspiration Seth!

MegWeaves said...

We are lucky to be able to see your work and hear your words from far away, Seth. So thank you!

trish quilty said...

Seth you are so generous in your sharing of your techniques, knowledge, positive feedback, blog, artwork and a wonderul way of instructing in your classes which I have enjoyed immensely. Thank you so much.

Aleta said...

I love love love your work :-) ha..... I think I own everything but two of the stencils :-) (yes I am a huge fan....did I say that?) thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Life is good isn't it? It's been such a kick to follow you on your blog and see how your artistic career has developed. Here's to even more!
Erin

Nancy said...

I am thankful for your inspiration.

ladybug458 said...

Seth,
The Dossier Class was the first time I didn't really "stay in the box". My true colors came out, but the application process was a hard concept for me to do physically...just accepting my "happy accidents" as a part of the creative process.
It proves that one is never too old to learn and try different things. Challenges are what keeps people's minds young.
Hopefully, I will get to be in your company again.
Pat
PS I have done a lot of "expediating" this week...lol

Julia O said...

I just found you! -and just in time, it seems. lol. For who doesn't love freebies, or the chance to win some? Judging by the comments, Seth, it seems you are well appreciated, and appreciative. Sounds like positivity that I know I will be hanging out with in the future. (Following you now...) themixiepixie(at)gmail(dot)com

Sally said...

I was lucky enough to find one of your stencils at the Sacramento rubber stamp show. Can't wait to get more and the books.

Scrappy Diva said...

Seth, you continue to an inspiration to me through your books and blog entries. Keep on doing what you do so well. Thanks for the chance to add to my SA collection!
mwaz47@yahoo.com

RockinReddRobin said...

So much inspiration! I can't tell you how empowering your art makes me feel!

So happy to have found you and met you!

~Robin Redd

cecile graven said...

Hope to have one of the Lucky numbers. Thanks for being so generous.
And thanks for shrinking the void between artists and crafters.

wendy wallach said...

It's so nice to give back to people that support you!

Ellie said...

OMG.. I'm drooling!

Panama said...

I am in the midst of a big move and my mind is scattered. It would be nice to have something on hand and ready to play with when I begin to settle in. Thank you for the offer.

Robyn Wood said...

What a wonderful, generous artist you are Seth! I'd love to win a box of your goodies:). I'm so pleased you are coming to Australia to share your gifts with us - I'm booked into your class & can't wait.

Ruth L said...

Seth you are very generous, I always find your work very inspirational.

jacqueline said...

I look forward to your posts - encouraging & inspirational thank you.

Janet Hickey said...

Seth, I find your work and blogging style inspirational. Thank you for your efforts in reaching out and sharing via "blog-land".

Kelley said...

I appreciate how inclusive you are as an artist, willing to stretch boundaries and mix genres. I also appreciate your generosity, and hope I might be the recipient, lol!

Shine on!
Kelley

Lin Collette said...

I have loved your blog since I found it long ago, and I've loved your books. You are indeed generous with your knowledge and experience and it's fun watching your adventures. So yes, I do hope I get picked but congrats to whoever wins. My email address is lincolletteri@outlook.com

Nan G said...

Fabulous view! My electronic bulletin board looks like your wall :) You are an inspiration to us all, Seth!

Katie said...

It's been fun and inspiring to follow your work, and I'm thrilled I've enrolled In your class at AIY Stamford this fall. You def got a vision.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on all your creative endeavors and successes. What an inspiring post of gratitude.
And that fortune cookie fortune is great!

JackieP Neal said...

I too am grateful Seth- for finding you and your art! You are truly gifted and talented artist and inspiration for my muse! Thanks for sharing those awesome photos- your view is Fantabulous! And your inspiration wall the same!!
happy Spring to you and thank you! ")

linda higham said...

i can't say much more than this: Thank You Seth
you've given me many new ideas & ways to mix them together using paints stamps metals cloths & just plain found odd objects
enjoy your view & thankyou always for sharing
linda h

Lynda said...

Good to see all of your endeavors... always inspiring, always helpful...

Shirley A, McElhaney said...

I always follow and look forward to your Blogs - as a mixed media artist, myself, I find your art both informative and most inspiring.

Kim Reed said...

I subscribe to quite a few artists blogs and never comment to get in on these kinds of giveaways...this is the exception. Thanks for being incredibly generous with both the info you share from your blog and the contents of this giveaway!

maggie.benge@yahoo.com said...

I have enjoyed following your journey. Thanks for sharing!

Nickalli Braaten said...

What a wonderful post! Love your view almost as much as I love your creative spirit! Everything you do resonates with me and I love following your journey. Thank you for your generous spirit! ~ nickalli@gmail.com

Pam said...

Gratitude is a two way street....so appreciate your presence in my world.

NM_Creatrix said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win

Candy said...

I am very excited to have just found your work and blog. I like it a lot. Thank you

bluetwigstudio said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I love seeing your creative spirit at work and enjoy your blog.

bettywisse said...

I appreciate all you share with the art community.

Bill said...

What a view is right! We appreciate your inspiration!

sheila said...

Hi Seth:

What a beautiful view you have from your studio.

Best,
Sheilz

Kaz said...

Hi Seth, I'm a huge fan of your work, I'm loving your view........wow!! Inspiration right there! ( I'm a little green in the nicest of ways!) hugs from across the pond

Kaz :0)

leida said...

big fan! i have one of your books, how amazing (and thankful i would be) to receive another one! those stencils are amazing. thank you for all you do!

Marlynn said...

You rock! So blessed to have been able to take a workshop with you!

Patty H said...

I always enjoy your inspirational posts.

Anonymous said...

Life on the 29th floor !!!! Lucky you.
Thanks for your generosity

Briards2 said...

Enjoy your work so much. Thanks for sharing your art.

Bunny El Paca said...

Seth,
Your posts have given me a new confidence to create my version of art. Thank you so much. Love hearing about your adventures and all the fantastic gatherings of creative folk.
(mchollow@scml.us)

Gloria S said...

I am grateful every day, and give thanks for the opportunity to "play". Thank you for Inspiration. Gloria S (neko2605@yahoo.com)

Laura said...

I am thankful for all the things that I am learning from you. Beautiful view.

Anonymous said...

Seth: The first time I saw your work (Cloth, Paper, Scissors, I think) I said to myself, "This man is speaking to me!" Thanks a million.

Dorothy

danorth49@yahoo.com

marciglenn.com said...

Thank you Seth! I love watching how you create things. You are very inspirational.

Glenda said...

You are truly an inspiration... thanks for sharing your artistic journey with us!

Lynn Cohen said...

Seth your journey has been a delight to witness, to be a part of (in your book and workshop), to admire and to be inspired by.
Bravo, and it's just the beginning. A long life of creativity and the making of great art awaits you as you take your next steps down your path! Have fun on the way!

nancy said...

so much inspiration, so little time! thanks for gifting all of us in so many ways.

flowerree said...

Thank you for your generosity and I am always inspired by your work

Lea (www.CareAndFeedingOfArtists.com) said...

I just recently started teaching a mixed media class, and also feel very grateful for all the positive things that my involvement in art has brought into my life!

Bev. Wilson said...

I am so enjoying following your fb page and other links. Your art is wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for posting photos of what you do and your shows. Your books look fabulous.

wilsonbev54@gmail.com

Bev. Wilson said...



Thanks also for the contest!
fun!
bw

Anonymous said...

For your inspiration and providing "wind beneath my wings", blessings.

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

oh now this is what I would LOVE to find in my Easter basket! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hastypearl said...

Im not entering, since I won last time, but I so agree. Even in difficulties, we still have Hope and Im thankful for so much. Shared that Truth with my family, today! Good words, Seth...Laura

A Magical Whimsy said...


Gosh! Seth! This is a fantastic giveaway. I have had a link to your blog for the past year and a half so your creativity is always at my fingertips whilst I am on my blog.
I wish you could meet my brother Troy Howell who lives in Virginia...another kindred spirit author and children's book illustrator. He goes to NY quite often.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net (for my contact)
I already DO have your 'Pulse' book, it's great!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway and so very generous of you. I keep my fingers crossed.... Cindy J, Holland. (mail: cindygroet(at)gmail(dot)com)

Micki said...

Oh I have your DVDs and books on my wish list ! Love your stencils :). Thank you for the opportunity to win. Happy Holiday.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is great view, I hope you're having a wonderful & creative weekend. A very generous giveaway, good luck to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Seth, that is so generous of you!! We are all gifted with blessings..so nice of you to want to give back. i have been borrowing yiur book from the library for weeks! Ha! I cant wait to attend your workshop in November, your work is inspiring. Thanks so much! Cindy Ceroky (Ampersand Crafts) email: trubleu@me.com

Pat said...

This is what I love about the artistic community, how sharing most people are (such as yourself). I do love your stencils, and if I don't win any, will be ordering them. Used them in a Mary Beth Shaw workshop and somehow did not buy them on the spot. Have regreted it since then...
Happy arting.
patsartden at aol dot com

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm so thankful your spreading around your joy! Although we are worlds apart in our art, you never fail to inspire me to step outside the box. Thank you for that and for this giveaway. Please put my name in the hat!Hugs! deb

nuleaf at comcast dot net

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

You are so generous, Seth. Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

Darlene Campbell said...

After reading your post I was inspired to take a moment to reflect on what I am grateful for. Although my list can change day to day (I like to write them down in a grateful journal)...your presence in the art community is always at the top of my list. I admire your art and what you've taught me so far. Yes! I want a chance to win a goodie box. Thank you!
Cheers-
Darlene

CERULEAN said...

Hi Seth,Thank you too and thanks for your comment. You must have a "spectacular" view on the 29th floor.

Sandra Jacobs said...

Thank you for a chance to win a wonderful gift
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CATh said...

Thanks always for the inspiration and your thoughtful posts!! CATh

clen3@sbcglobal.net

Indigo said...

Having the gift to create 'beauty' is a wonderful thing indeed...

Carol said...

Enjoy all your work. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Thank-you for sharing your artistic adventures with us! You are an inspiration.

Ruth said...

Thanks for your generous giveaway!

Sarah Bloom Kinser said...

thanks for sharing your talents.. New to mixed media.. just getting my feet wet.. soaking up all the different styles of mixed media.. stumbled onto your site.. will take the time to get to know your's too! Thanks for the giveaway as well. <3

Amy Davis King said...

Seth-I am also thankful for the opportunities for artistic expression I have in my life, and for the opportunity I had to meet you and be in one of your workshops.

sudukc said...

Love your view...and I would be honored to receive a box of your inspiration...

Jessica Salinas said...

It is awesome how much you have to be thankful for. I have become such an admirer of your work. Thank you so much for everything that you have given to the art community.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I am a hobbyist and just getting interested in mixed media. I appreciate letting me peek in your creative window.
Lorrie
jwkoenig at charter dot net

Marion Rummler said...

I really enjoy your blog, website and your link list. Seeing all this has inspired me to get into art journaling, and I had never heard about it before I came across your site. So, thank YOU!

Marion Rummler said...

In case my other comment didn't make it=
I have really enjoyed discovering art journaling through your website, blog and link list. So, thank YOU!

ArtPropelled said...

How did I miss this?! Ah well, you snooze, you lose. Congrats to Nickalli and Ruth.

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Generous as always, Seth.

trish quilty said...

I would love to win anything of yours Seth. You inspire me so and everyone else.

Gaby Bee said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!

trish quilty said...

love the view from your home. How special and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I am soo new ATM this blogging...but I feel like I have found a gold mine! I have always been crafty but since connecting with you and others after I retired....I am an artist and has helped me regain my gifts in "art". Thank you so much!

HelenRae said...

I left the last comment about considering you as a gold mine!....sorry I meant to add my name...